317 – A Culture of Corruption

The British History Podcast show

Summary: At 16 years old, King AEthelred was considered fully grown by Anglo Saxon standards. And as a bonus graduation present, the powerful Bishop AEthelwold of Winchester… who appears to have been the defacto head of state while AEthelred was a child… had died. <br> With his passing, the power of the old guard had been broken and AEthelred was free to rule as a King. The regency period of his reign was officially over. <br>  <br>